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Title: Bioavailability of sediment-bound contaminants to marine organisms

Abstract

The bioavailability of sediment-bound contaminants to marine organisms indicates that there exists a potential for transfer of these contaminants through marine food webs to commercial fisheries products consumed by humans. However, there has been relatively little effort to combine and synthesize data on chemical/biological interactions between benthic animals and seagrasses and the sediments in which they reside on the one hand, and on the chemistry of bioaccumulation on the other. This report provides a conceptual basis for an approach to bioavailability and biomagnification of sediment-bound contaminants that reviews biological and chemical approaches.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Battelle/Marine Sciences Lab., Sequim, WA (United States)|[Colby Coll., Waterville, ME (United States)
  2. Battelle/Marine Sciences Lab., Sequim, WA (United States)|[Battelle Ocean Sciences, Duxbury, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10103045
Report Number(s):
PNL-8761
ON: DE93041318
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; POLLUTANTS; BIOLOGICAL AVAILABILITY; TOXIC MATERIALS; SEAS; WATER POLLUTION; BIOLOGICAL ACCUMULATION; SEDIMENTS; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; FOOD CHAINS; WASTE DISPOSAL; UPTAKE; METALS; POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS; FISHES; SURFACE WATERS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; BIOCHEMISTRY; 540320; 560300; 550200; CHEMICALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT; CHEMICALS METABOLISM AND TOXICOLOGY

Citation Formats

Brown, B., and Neff, J. Bioavailability of sediment-bound contaminants to marine organisms. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.2172/10103045.
Brown, B., & Neff, J. Bioavailability of sediment-bound contaminants to marine organisms. United States. doi:10.2172/10103045.
Brown, B., and Neff, J. Wed . "Bioavailability of sediment-bound contaminants to marine organisms". United States. doi:10.2172/10103045. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10103045.
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title = {Bioavailability of sediment-bound contaminants to marine organisms},
author = {Brown, B. and Neff, J.},
abstractNote = {The bioavailability of sediment-bound contaminants to marine organisms indicates that there exists a potential for transfer of these contaminants through marine food webs to commercial fisheries products consumed by humans. However, there has been relatively little effort to combine and synthesize data on chemical/biological interactions between benthic animals and seagrasses and the sediments in which they reside on the one hand, and on the chemistry of bioaccumulation on the other. This report provides a conceptual basis for an approach to bioavailability and biomagnification of sediment-bound contaminants that reviews biological and chemical approaches.},
doi = {10.2172/10103045},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {9}
}